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💘 For the Genuinely Romantic at Heart 💌

List is in alphabetical order. Based on anime I've actually watched. This list showcases my inner girl. It's for anyone who's looking for "quality" heart-wrenching, lighthearted, mushy-gushy, shoujo, mature, or tear-jerking romance in their anime. Created: 2019
1 And you thought there is never a girl online?

And you thought there is never a girl online?

It's a very lighthearted, simple romance anime featuring one guy and a bunch of girls who like to game. It starts off slow as a possible harem, but it's not. As the series continues there are some genuinly sincere mushy-gushy moments that can be quite endearing. The annoying Ako becomes very likeable throughout the story's progression.

2 Domestic Girlfriend

Domestic Girlfriend

A frequent heart-wrenching filled anime that serves us a Mature Romance (unofficially) as a main course, but with an extra large side of adolescence.

3 Emma: A Victorian Romance

Emma: A Victorian Romance

Quite possibly the most Mature Romance on this list. It's filled with meaningful heart-wrenching and tear-jerking moments. I cried my eyes out with this one.

4 Emma: A Victorian Romance - Second Act

Emma: A Victorian Romance - Second Act

What more can I say that I already haven't? The most heart-wrenching and tear-jerking moment I may have felt in a romance anime happens here. I can't say when because you need to experience it for yourself.

5 Engaged to the Unidentified

Engaged to the Unidentified

A simple, cute, and lighthearted romance that features one of the most realistic, all-around anime females in Kobeni.

6 Gamers!


Another simple and lighthearted anime where you'll have some moments that are really funny , but the most memorable ones being both those mushy-gushy and meaningful scenes. Karen is practically a puddle of goo with her crushing on Amano.

7 Golden Time

Golden Time

A somewhat quirky Mature Romance that is filled with heightened moments of drama and comedy. Sometimes they don't quite work, but more often then not they sure do.

8 Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

A clearly defined Shoujo anime featuring the ever so popular Tomoe and the absolutely adorable and charming Nanami.

9 Karin


One of the very first Shoujo anime I've watched that is generally lighthearted and cute.

10 Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

It feels like a Mature Romance (unofficially) with some of the heavier dramatic elements intertwined within.

11 Maid-sama!


One of the Rom-Com Shoujo anime to make this list. The way Takumi teases and fauns over poor Misaka is both funny and often charming.

12 Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Recovery of an MMO Junkie

An absolutely adorable Mature Romance between a typical Salaryman and a secluded NEET. Both are great characters.

13 Romeo x Juliet

Romeo x Juliet

For anyone familiar with William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, knows exactly what I'm talking about. It's GONZO's own unique way of telling that story, which has the same tear-jerking moment in the end.

14 Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

A fluffy, mushy-gushy, Shoujo anime that magically brings out the inner girl in me.

15 Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

A Shoujo anime that's almost Josei, and features the wonderful, strong female lead in Kyoko.

16 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Both Shoujo and Mature can't get much better than that, especially when the anime is so darn good!

17 Tada Never Falls in Love

Tada Never Falls in Love

It has an excellent cast that generate some good laughs amongst all the heart-wrenching and tear-jerking moments. There are some moments so filled with angst as well that I could've used a tranquilizer to calm down, especially in the last 4-5 episodes.

18 Waiting in the Summer

Waiting in the Summer

A lighthearted youthful romance that has some pretty heart-wrenching and tear-jerking moments in it.

19 Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Another Rom-Com with a few surprise heart-wrenching moments in it. I simply love the Ryuu-Urara relationship throughout the anime's entirety.


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